Travel Advisory: Large Crowds Expected at Lowu Border

Lowu border crossing, thisivor Just a reminder: tomorrow is Ching Ming, and large crowds are expected at the Lowu border crossing, which connects Hong Kong with Shenzhen.

The busiest day is expected to be today (4 April 2011), when roughly 205,000 passengers are expected to depart from Hong Kong for mainland China.

Inbound traffic will be heaviest tomorrow (April 5), when about 200,000 people will return to their homes in the former British Crown Colony.

During the same period, an estimated daily average of about 120,000 passengers will pass through Lok Ma Chau, Shenzhen's second point of entry. Of that number, 110,000 will pass through the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, with another 95,000 passing through Shenzhen Bay.

Travel Advisory

The Hong Kong Immigration Department recommends crossing the border during the late morning or early afternoon over the upcoming holiday weekend.

Having crossed the border a couple of times during holiday periods, I would advise against all non essential travel!

Copyright: Michael Taylor Pictured: Lowu Border Crossing (Chinese side) in Shenzhen, China Photo Credit: Thisivor (via Wikipedia Commons)

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